Senior Way

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Senior Way
Neighborhood Summer Hill
Spruce Alley (1903–1929)

This alley formerly ran between Highridge Street and Morefield Street, from Van Buren Street to Cleveland Avenue. It was laid out as Spruce Alley in 1903 as part of the Rodenbaugh Place plan of lots.[1]

Most of Rodenbaugh Place was annexed by the city of Pittsburgh in 1928.[2][3] The name Spruce Alley conflicted with Spruce Way in Lower Lawrenceville and the Strip District, so it was renamed Senior Way the next year.[4]

Senior Way is shown in a 1953 map of Pittsburgh,[5] but it does not exist today.

See also


  1. "Plan of lots: Rodenbaugh Place: Situated in Ross Township: Laid out by the Merchant's Land Co." Laid out Aug. 1903; recorded Nov. 14, 1903, Plan Book 20, pp. 164–165. Allegheny County Recorder of Deeds 3782108. [view source]rodenbaugh-place-plan
  2. "An ordinance annexing a portion of Ross Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, to the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1928, no. 434. Passed July 20, 1928; approved July 24, 1928. Ordinance Book 40, p. 235. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh: For the year 1928, appendix, pp. 280–281, Smith Bros. Co. Inc., Pittsburgh (Google Books PwGkOIBtAccC; HathiTrust uiug.30112109819810; Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1928). [view source]ordinance-1928-434
  3. Mark A. Connelly. "Pittsburgh City Ordinance 434." Local Geohistory Project. [view source]lgeo-rodenbaugh-annexation
  4. "An ordinance changing the names of certain avenues, streets, roads and alleys in the 26th Ward of the City of Pittsburgh (formerly Ross Township)." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1929, no. 710. Passed Nov. 4, 1929; approved Nov. 9, 1929. Ordinance Book 42, p. 87. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh for the year 1929, appendix, pp. 530–531, Kaufman Printing Co., Pittsburgh (Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1929). [view source]ordinance-1929-710
  5. Alexander Gross. Pittsburgh and Vicinity: Featuring transit lines and house numbers. Geographia Map Co. Inc., New York, 1953. Published with Alexander Gross, The Complete Street Guide to Pittsburgh and 16 Nearby Suburbs: With large map of Pittsburgh and suburbs; streets, house numbers, transportation lines, places of interest, churches, etc., etc., Geographia Map Co. Inc., New York, 1953 ( PghStreets1953M). A slightly different version entitled The Premier Map of Pittsburgh and Vicinity is reproduced in Sam Stephenson, ed., Dream Street: W. Eugene Smith's Pittsburgh project, pp. 22–23, University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London, 2023, ISBN 978-0-226-82483-3 (LCCN 2022055151). [view source]gross-map